Monks give the breast medicine

TAK: When modern drugs fails, folks typically flip to what has, in the West, come to be generally recognized as “alternative medicine”. Phuket has a big marketplace for such treatments, corresponding to acupuncture clinics and natural spas offering cures for a broad variety illnesses, both actual and perceived.
These extra familiar forms of “alternative” medication are not all Thailand has to offer, nevertheless. The District Dean of Baan Tak, the chief monk in the district, lately found that a pair of monks under his supervision were offering a therapy that was very different certainly.
The strange therapy was delivered to gentle by a concerned villager who had photos apparently displaying a monk standing over a naked, middle-aged woman pouring lao khao (rice wine) over her breasts and stroking them with a knife.
On October 2, the Dean set off to the forest temple where the pictures were taken. He was accompanied by the abbots of two native temples, a tutorial from the Provincial Buddhism Office and an inspector from the local police station.
When the celebration reached the temple in Pa Mae Salit forest, they were met by the top monk, Phra Wiset Chattawaroh, fifty one. In the temple there were thousands of Buddhist medallions, all bearing a picture of Phra Wiset using on the head of an elephant. These he bought to villagers for 10 baht every. There have been also three individuals ready to be handled.
When first questioned about his unorthodox treatment strategies, Phra Wiset denied every thing, saying that there was no bare healing occurring at his temple. When confronted with the six pictures nevertheless, he modified his story and confessed.
Phra Wiset mentioned that he had been a monk for five years when he based the forest temple two years ago. He had not been taught the healing methods from anybody, they came solely from his personal spiritual energy, he explained.
People eager to be handled must deliver flowers, incense, 32 baht in money and a bottle of lao khao. People came with all types of medical problems, including most cancers and Aids. Others had been victims of black magic, he mentioned.
Cancer patients were handled with herbs from the surrounding forest. Victims of black magic, nonetheless, required a more “hands-on” remedy. The drawback, according to Phra Wiset, would usually lie in the breast area. Phra Wiset and his assistant, Phra Bunpeng Attathmaroh, forty, would have the patient take away their high.
Once exposed, the monk poured lao khao over the breasts and gently stroked them with a copper sorcerer’s knife while chanting spells to banish the black magic.
They would often discover bits of nails and needles under the patients’ skin, Phra Wiset stated.
Most of the patients requiring this therapy have been ladies. After recovering, the sufferers would return and make donations that Phra Wiset would put toward his fund for constructing a model new and improved temple.
Luxurious of Phra Wiset’s former patients, K. Malai, fifty two, said that she had gone to see him as she suffered from ache in her ft that common doctors had been unable to cure.
After solely two sessions with Phra Wiset, she was cured, she insisted. She then recommended that every one her friends go to see Phra Wiset to treatment their ailments.
The police and religious authorities weren’t as impressed as K. Malai, however. In reality, both Phra Wiset and his Phra Bunpeng were defrocked on the spot.
Lt Col Phiriya Meunjit, Duty Inspector at Baan Tak District Police Station, said that the pair would even be charged with indecent assault..

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